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The agency or officers who enforce the law and protect people from lawbreakers. In the U.S., there are many agencies and offices that are part of the law enforcement system.
A legal permanent resident is someone who has a green card. They can stay and work in the U.S. as long as they want if they obey all the rules. They can also apply for U.S. citizenship when they qualify. Green card holders have almost all of the same rights as U.S. citizens.